Sunday, December 28, 2014

Chart Topper


Here's the latest comic for This week's comic is about the massive rally of the markets in 2014 and whether or not the rise will continue into the new year.  I was asked by the crew at to draw the 2014 S & P chart as a mountain. On top of the mountain, they asked me to draw two bulls who are short on oxygen.  Here's the sketch:

And here's the final:

Not too much to say this time around. This comic was a bit easier than usual. Two characters, minimal background, no caricatures.

I was thinking about adding more background elements (clouds, mountains, etc.), but I wanted the comic to have the feeling of stark cold and figured a more simplified background would do the job better. Also, I needed the line of the chart/mountain to be clearly visible and an uncluttered background was a better option for that. At the last minute, I added the grid to reinforce the idea that the outline of the mountain doubles as the 2014 S&P Chart.

So there we have it. Probably my last comic for in 2014. Not a bad way to finish out the year.


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